Summer Computing Academy Program, June 24-28, 2019

Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
from 9:00am to 4:30pm each day of the week

We will meet every day in Keller 2-260 (room opens at 8:30)
The program starts at 9:00 and ends at 4:30.
At the end of the day we go to Keller 2-260 (room open until 5:00)
Instructors: Shana Watters, Libby Ferland, Julia Garbuz

June 24-28

Monday June 24
9:00-9:30Keller 2-260 Introductions, go to computer lab
9:30-11:00Keller 1-250 Intro to linux and to python: math functions
11:00-12:30 MdeKeller 2-260 visit to the Medical Device Center
12:00-1:30 Keller 2-260 lunch
1:30-4:30 Keller 1-250 Turtle graphics
When done with it, try to design objects for 3D printing. Follow the tutorial to learn the basic operations you can do.
You can download samples from and use them in tinkercad. The samples are objects that can be used as a key chain attachment.
Go to and indicate which object you would like to get 3D printed.
Tuesday June 25
9:00-11:00Keller 1-250 Python: strings, Caesar cypher.
For serious cryptography look at Diffie Hellman encryption
Too difficult? try some simple problems
11:15-12:15 Keller 3-115 Talk by Prof. Qi Zhao on computer vision
12:30-1:30 Keller 2-260 Lunch
1:00-4:30 programming the ozobots
Wednesday June 26
9:00-12:00Keller 1-250 Python: lists and dictionaries
12:30-1:30 Keller 2-260 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Keller 2-150 build your own Arduino
Thursday June 27
9:00-12:00Keller 1-250 lists
12:00-1:30 Keller 2-260 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Keller 2-260 Design activity. If the parents sign the consent form the results of the work will be used in academic research
Friday June 28
9:00-12:00Keller 1-250 work on your project
12:00-1:30 Keller 2-260 Lunch
1:30-2:50 Keller 1-250 wrap up the project
3:00-4:30 Keller 3-115 Demonstration of projects and closing with parents and friends

Information and documentation on Python

Some sample problems you can look at for ideas for your own project.


Professor Maria Gini
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota
4-192 Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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